From Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection comes an old bag given a new makeover. Known as the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Tuffetage Deauville Cube (quite a mouthful, I know), the original Deauville was featured in one of Louis Vuitton’s earlier ad campaigns that was modelled by Jennifer Lopez. Today’s Deauville has been slightly reworked; what was originally shaped east-west (horizontal) is now north-south (vertical), taller than it is wide, and the reason for its new name, the Deauville Cube.
And now that we’ve tackled the style of the bag, let’s focus on the treatment of its exterior. Referred to as Monogram Canvas Tuffetage, it refers to the traditional technique of tufting, inspired by carpet makers with the threads stitched on to create that 3D-esque effect you see on the bags.
Available in Red or Caramel, I expect them to be available in Louis Vuitton boutiques very soon. Measuring around 26 cm by 26 cm, it’s expected to retail for around USD2600 with another variation in suede selling for USD2900 or so, and once I know its price in SGD, I’ll do another update.
Interesting shape, fascinating treatment. Question is, do you love it?
Update: 11 June 2013
Thanks to ‘Addict‘, I have an update regarding Monogram Canvas Tuffetage Deauville Cube. Priced at SGD3400, they are also now available in SG. Another variation, in black suede will retail for SGD3800.
Image: Louis Vuitton